Liverpool Hope University
English Literature and Social Policy BA (Hons)
Liverpool Hope University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 10 graduates of English Literature and Social Policy BA (Hons) and other courses in Social Policy at Liverpool Hope University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Social Policy.

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Social Policy at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £18500 £21000
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £23000 £13500 - £22000 £15500 - £26500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23698 £21645 £25676
25-75 percentile range £20407 - £26938 £16777 - £26921 £19320 - £32345

Course Description

Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.

English Literature

Study with us and you will encounter a wide variety of texts from medieval right through to contemporary literature. As much as possible we try to make the experience of literature come alive by not only studying texts in classrooms, but also going on various local and national field trips.

During your degree, you will gain a sound grasp of the contexts and approaches within which English literature can be studied, as well as gaining a sense of the development across periods of English literature. You also develop a critical appreciation of the ways in which knowledge of other disciplines and their relationships to English literature can contribute to a deeper understanding of literary texts. The academic staff teaching the degree have research expertise in a broad range of fields. We pride ourselves on offering a challenging and stimulating degree, and our commitment to small group teaching allows us to help each individual student to develop sophisticated analytical and communication skills through working both independently and in groups.

Social Policy

Our Social Policy degree is multidisciplinary in its approach and draws on ideas from sociology, economics, politics and geography. It explores a number of issues, child welfare, unemployment, and homelessness. Studying Social Policy at Liverpool Hope University allows you to explore the answers to questions such as should the state be the main provider of welfare and what roles should the private profit making or voluntary sectors have? How should scarce resources be allocated in society? How can we understand different approaches to welfare delivery across different historical periods in British society?

The degree draws on an experienced team of lecturers who are published in the field of social policy/social welfare and are experts in particular fields of the discipline. The School of Social Science is also a member of the national network of Social Policy course providers and benefits from engagement with national subject debates.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of English Literature and Social Policy BA (Hons) at Liverpool Hope University

20% Welfare and housing associate professionals
15% Teaching Professionals
15% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
10% Caring personal services
5% Conservation and environment professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
0% Information Technology Professionals
0% Business and public service associate professionals

Students are assessed via a number of methods. Please go to the course link provided for further information.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Social Policy

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

For International students, an overall score of 6.0 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5.

IELTS (Academic) 6

For International students, an overall score of 6.0 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5.

International applicants should refer to the International section of our website for further information – www.hope.ac.uk/international/
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study English Literature and Social Policy, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees English Literature and Social Policy BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12500 year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, some of our courses may have additional costs. Please visit the course webpage for further information.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of Liverpool Hope University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Liverpool Hope University in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #48 
    • #59 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

See all 8 university rankings of Liverpool Hope University

About Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University, also known as Hope, was founded in 1844 on the outskirts of Liverpool. Hope is formally affiliated with the Christian-Ecumenical religion, and provides spaces to practice your faith, including the EDEN building and Hope Chapel. Applicants can expect to find 12 research centres here, 2 modern libraries with knowledgeable librarian staff, and all of the on-site amenities you would expect as a student. Whenever you need some time away from the campus in your free time, Liverpool’s vibrant City Centre is just a 40-minute bus ride away.

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Student composition of Liverpool Hope University

undergraduates:
4160
postgraduates:
875
Total:
5035
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Where is this programme taught

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